Daniel’s been working hard to post several Chapters so quickly. The Agony of the Ecstasy-Scene 21. Enjoy!
“Pleasure and pain, the good and the bad, are so intermixed that we can not shun the one without depriving ourselves of the other.”
Francoise d’Aubigne, Marquise de Maintenon
Marius looked out the arched window of his room. Across the castle grounds to the Hillcrest beyond were tall fir trees that seemed like dark sentinels under the silver light of the waxing gibbous moon. He waited, lost in thought. Plans, strategies, orders, and the synchronicity of his constant vigilance with his forces afield tumbled through his ever calculating mind. His network of agents ferreted out the plotters who attempted the heinous act of murder on his Duchess. The secret war he had hoped would never come was his to win or lose.
No one attempted such things in my old days with the Secret Police. Marius thought to himself. Ah, for those days again…
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